Environmental Science in Latin America
In this six-week course, students will work together to find solutions for real-life challenges while learning about the environment, history, geography and people in Latin America.
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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In this class, students will learn how to approach different environmental issues as citizen scientists, working together as a team to propose new ideas and develop solutions. Each week, the course will focus on a different region and ecosystem in Latin America, and some existing environmental threats to that region. Students will then come up with solutions, and their ideas will be discussed in conjunction with examples already proposed or enacted by citizen scientists in Latin America....
In this course students will: - Approach the geography, history, and people of a new region or country each week - Examine different ecosystems in Latin America - Be exposed to numerous ways to think about solutions to social and environmental issues - Practice problem-solving, teamwork, and oral presentation skills - Develop a basic understanding of Latin America through geography, history, and environmental science - Learn what it means to be a citizen scientist
The instructor has a PhD in Latin American Studies and has taught introductory courses in the subject for six years, including a high school course that was designed to meet Louisiana state educational standards.
Homework may include minimal background reading for class, optional map activities, and an independent research project on a topic of the student's choosing, to be shared with the rest of the class.
No materials need to be purchased. The teacher will provide all handouts and materials electronically.
Students will conduct a pre and post self-assessment, and will receive individualized feedback from the instructor. Parents are welcome to check in with the instructor at any time to assess learner progress.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Topics like deforestation, pollution, and loss of animal habitat will be discussed.
Latin American Studies
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
139 total reviews
129 completed classes
I have a PhD in Latin American Studies and have taught introductory courses in the subject for seven years, including a version that meets Louisiana state educational standards in Social Studies. I also have a MA in International Education, and a...